Cub Scouts

Through Riverbend’s exciting programs, Cub Scouts not only learn about the wonders of nature, but also about themselves. Team-building exercises, games, hands-on field studies and nature crafts are a few of the fun ways we help Scouts reach their badge work goals.

  • Tiger Cubs
    Rolling over logs and examining pond life will peak your Tiger Cubs’ interest in the natural world. A Riverbend visit fulfills the “Let’s Go Outdoors” portion of the Tiger Badge requirements.
  • Wolf Cubs
    Future environmental protection starts with positive actions today. Riverbend’s “Your Living World” program will help Wolf Cubs learn about important concepts such as pollution, conservation and recycling.
  • Bear Cubs
    Through our fun-filled “Sharing your World with Wildlife,” your scouts will investigate the habitats of local wildlife, build recycled bird feeder and meet live animals up close.
  • Just for Webelos!
    If your scouts don’t yet know a copperhead from a corn snake or an oak tree from an elm, Riverbend can help! We have programs designed especially to help Webelos earn their Naturalist or Forester badge
  • Naturalist
    This badge focuses on the balance of nature within an ecosystem through an adventurous blend of activities. Your scout will create a nature journal, investigate the antics of birds and insects and learn how to identify poisonous plants and venomous reptiles.
  • Forester
    At the end of this program, your scouts will see the forest through the trees! Tree-ring reading, bark rubbings and species identification are a few of the activities that will help Webelos gain an understanding of the vast importance of our forests.
  • Geologist
    Learning about geology is a great way for scouts to connect with the natural world.  Igneous rocks, erosion, fossils and more will be covered in this fun and  hands-on badge program.
  • Night Hike and Campfire Social
    Bring your pack for some after-hours fun! Riverbend staff will lead your scouts in a safe and educational night hike that may include wildlife observation and sensory experiences. Afterward, you can lead your group in skits, storytelling and songs while toasting marshmallows over the fire.
  • Big Red Barn Overnight
    Come spend the night in our fully refurbished 1923 Snider Barn! Your pack can enjoy roasting marshmallows outside around a campfire, and can opt to participate in a night hike or badge work. For the especially adventurous, we also offer the option of tent-camping in our field. **

    ** Riverbend does not provide food or camping equipment

 

Program Fees

Costs listed are for groups up to 20 scouts.

  • Badge Programs: $100
  • Night Hike & Campfire: $150
  • Big Red Barn Overnight: $350
  • Overnight & Badge work: $400
  • Overnight, Badge work & Night hike: $450

 

Registration

You may sign up by using our Online Registration Form

 

 

Latest News

02.11.2014

Kindergarten Enrichment Registration is Open!

Applications are now being accepted for our FALL 2014 Kindergarten Enrichment Program. We are excited to continue to provide a science-based, hands-on learning opportunity for Kindergarten-aged children! Children will learn to love nature and develop a foundation for this simp...

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